You may have noticed that I have a tendency to defend astrology. I have never claimed to be a believer in astrology, but I am willing to defend its pragmatic value and potential truth. Some express surprise that an INTJ would be willing to do so, but, in my opinion, I can't imagine a type -- other than maybe an INFJ -- who is more suited to finding value and potential truth in astrology. The NiJi dominant loop of both INJs can produce a willingness to perceive and judge phenomena from a highly subjective viewpoint, which is conducive to finding meaning and value in astrology, and an INTJ's Te and Se can actually gain a good deal of exercise and satisfaction when it comes to the technical details, as well as many other aspects, of astrology (in fact, in my opinion, it's highly likely that many, if not most, of the developers of astrology probably were INTJs -- remember, astrology and astronomy did not used to be separate fields, and the astrologers/astronomers of the past were rather impressive in their ability to observe and make predictions about the movement of planetary bodies in the sky, considering their level of technological development -- astrological observation, in fact, was a very significant step in our species' intellectual development -- on the road to where we are now, at one time we were monkeys, and at a later time we had developed into beings that were looking to the skies and predicting when and where various planetary bodies would appear, disappear, and return -- in this sense, the rise of astrology would seem to be a pretty momentous occasion in our history).
So, anyway, I've got a lot of ideas as to what I'm gunna do with this thread, but I figured I might as well start it off with an original post. Later on, I'll be willing to defend the philosophical tenets of astrology, help people figure out the major aspects of their natal, synastral, or composite charts, or answer questions such as why I defend astrology, why it is I don't ever say that I "believe in" astrology, or how a supposedly tough-minded INTJ could go about supporting something that only wishy washy F-types are supposed to be foolish enough to believe in, among other things.
So, with that being said, Zarathustra's Astrology Thread is officially open for business.